- Keyboard Shortcuts using Spacebar
- Modify Commands
- Text from File to model & text from File to Schedule
- Arrows for Text
- Select Type Elements & Override Graphics
- Tools – Get Mouse Coordinates & CrossHairs
- Visibility Graphic Toggles
- Other Combined Commands
- Detail Note Gui’s (Graphical User Interface)
- Add new Worksets from text file
- Search Project Browser commands
- Suspend PowerKey4Revit keys
- Bubble Notes & Schedules a la Revit Pure
Simple Keyboard Shortcuts using Spacebar
The following Keyboard Shortcuts are just a personal preference- They are based on AutoCAD using the Spacebar as an Enter key. So some of these Keyboard Shortcut s are standard AutoCAD commands.
In normal course of using Revit they should not interfere with what you do, but if you have come from an AutoCAD background then you may prefer them.
These are modify commands that have pre-sets for mirroring & rotation to speed up repetitive tasks
Theisan easier method of writing symbols in Revit text notes, if you prefer to type in abbreviation rather than using right click context menu to find symbol. It allows you to maintain flow while writing note.
Text from File to model & text from File to Schedule
These allow you to easily add pre-written notes, or write notes on the fly in a text editor( with Spell checker) to then grab from file and insert into text field or schedule.
The process allows for consistency of note structure in office (saving time in QA document checking process) and allows for writing bulk notes on the fly to drop in as you create new details and access standard note blocks quickly.
“nn” allows you to select a line from a file to make a note, “fn” takes all the content of a file and puts it in a note, useful for sheet notes and legends. “sn” takes line of text from file and puts it into a cell in a schedule.
Arrows for Text
Rather than using ribbon for adding/modifying arrows for text blocks, use Keyboard Shortcuts to add/modify. In the User setup file there is already a preset for user arrow type preference for text and this enhances that by allowing to add extra or remove arrows using Keyboard Shortcuts.
These have been changed from A1 to A6 to W1 to W6 as the keys conflict with search in project browser, eg looking for drawing A10
Select Type Elements & Override Graphics
When quickly trying to override graphic in a view or for resetting overrides these two scripts allow you to select one element and then it selects all the elements of the same type and opens the Override Graphics dialogue to allow you to then select modifications.
Tools – Get Mouse Coordinates & CrossHairs
These are 2 tools to help you develop scripts for Visibilty Graphics, (Worksets and Browser navigation in development) to create bespoke scripts to automate Visibility Graphic Settings. The tools are extra programs so need only be used when building bespoke scripts.
Visibility Graphic Toggles from File V0.07
This allows you to develop your own visibility graphic scripts for toggling on/off specific model categories, annotation, analytic categories and also import layers. You build your own selection scripts and run them as required. This can be useful for setting up View Templates as they work in all views (plans/Elevations/Sections etc) whereas View Templates only work in each one. So if you want to turn Elevation & Section arrows off in Plans & Elevations & Sections you can use the sae script in each and then set up View Template.
When working on projects you will use Temporary Hide/Show for categories and it can be frustrating when, on show all the categories are shown, it then becomes a pain to re-hide a lot of superfluous categories, this script allows you to simplifying the view by toggling off/on categorias such as text, tags, grids, dimensions to allwo you a cleaner view to work in so when you do temporary hide/show these other categories stay off until you run the script. Quick and handy way to work on busy views.
Other Combined Commands
These are basic commands, the ceiling you pick by two points, and adding revision you pick 2 point and then it puts Revision tag.
Detail Note Gui’s (Graphical User Interface)
These GUI’s are a method for adding repetitive notes that have some changes, like pipe notes stating pipe dia, service and insulation or duct note for rectangular or round , service and whether it requires insulation. It saves on cut/paste & edit other notes and allows you to quickly add simple variations.
These type of note GUI’s can be specifically built to your need at special request.